Netflix has released the trailer for their new Original drama series that charts the origins of (English) football. “The English Game”, which will premier on March 20th, is written and executive produced by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes and produced by 42 (“Watership Down”, “Traitors”). The six-part drama charts the origins of football and how those involved in its creation reached across the class divide to establish the game as the world’s most popular sport.
The series will star Edward Holcroft (“Kingsman: The Golden Circle”), Kevin Guthrie (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), Charlotte Hope (“Game of Thrones”), Craig Parkinson (“Line of Duty”), James Harkness (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”), Niamh Walsh (“Jekyll & Hyde”), Gerard Kearns (“The Mark of Cain”), Joncie Elmore (“Downton Abbey”), Sam Keeley (“Anthropoid”), Daniel Ings (“The Crown”), Kate Dickie (“Prometheus”), Henry Lloyd Hughes (“Killing Eve”), Kate Phillips (“Peaky Blinders”), Ben Batt (“Captain America: The First Avenger”), Sylvestra Le Touzel (“Happy-Go-Lucky”), Harry Michell (“Chubby Funny”) and Anthony Andrews (“The King’s Speech”).
Based on true events, this 19th century drama follows two footballers on opposite sides of a class divide who changed the game — and England — forever.